Progress in Economics Research. Volume 34


Albert Tavidze

Series: Progress in Economics Research
BISAC: BUS069000

In this next volume of Progress in Economics Research, chapters include research on the elements that are important for the understanding of international development; the intellectual property rights’ impact upon foreign direct investment inwards and foreign direct investment outwards and trade; the selection of the best energy mix on the basis of the most efficient utilization of all available energy sources for the generation of electricity to ensure its future economic and social development; the efficiency of resource utilization of twenty OECD countries; liquidity management under the principal-agent conflict; a discussion on the estimated surplus land value of real estate benefited by the public investment on infrastructure considering only the land value without the construction value and spatial location; the determinants of inventory investment; the prisoners’ dilemma, congestion games and correlation; and rational choice theory, state abortion policy, unintended pregnancy and its economic implications.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1
International Development: Whose, Why, How?
(Petr Blizkovsky, Director at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union)

Chapter 2
IPRs’ Impact upon FDI Inwards & FDI Outwards and Trade: Linear and Non-Linear Analysis
(Georgios I. Zekos, Aristotle University, Democritus University, University of Hull, University of Peloponnese, Hellas, Greece)

Chapter 3
The Economic Impact of the Use of Nuclear Energy for the Electricity Generation in the United States
(Jorge Morales Pedraza, Independent Consultant on International affairs, Vienna, Austria, and Nadia Farooq, PhD Economics Scholar, Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad, Pakistan)

Chapter 4
Differences in Productive Efficiency among OECD Countries: The Role of Competitiveness
(Manuel Salas-Velasco, Department of Applied Economics, University of Granada, Spain)

Chapter 5
Liquidity Management under the Principal-Agent Conflict
(Hammi Abdelhamid and Anna M. Gil Lafuente, Department of Organization and Business Economics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 6
Estimating Surplus Land Value from the Urban Renewal Paseo Constituyentes, Queretaro, Mexico
(Veronica Leyva-Picazo, Eusebio Ventura-Ramos, Oscar Perez Veyna, and Saul Obregón-Biosca, Professor-Researcher, Postgrado, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Cerro de las Campanas s/n, Querétaro, Qro., México, and others)

Chapter 7
The Determinants of Inventory Investment: Empirical Evidence from SMEs
(Zélia Serrasqueiro, and Susana Azevedo, Department of Management and Economics, University of Beira Interior, Estrada do Sineiro, Covilhã, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 8
The Prisoners’ Dilemma, Congestion Games and Correlation
(Ferenc Forgo, Department of Operations Research, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 9
Rational Choice Theory, State Abortion Policy and Unintended Pregnancy
(Marshall H. Medoff, Department of Economics, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA)


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